Can jazz and classical music co-habit congenially on the same stage? La Jolla SummerFest Music Director Inon Barnatan set out to answer that question in the affirmative in Wednesday’s (August 7) concert, the opening salvo in Barnatan’s new Synergy Series. Combining disciplines and art forms provides the mainspring to this series, and upcoming programs in […]
Rise and shine these days to the absurdities of the world illuminated at the Old Globe Theatre by Steve Martin’s adaptation of an early 20th Century German farce which causes dropped panties to make as much sense as anything right now.
Saturday’s La Jolla SummerFest program, “Songs of Heaven and Earth,” clustered major sacred works by J.S. Bach, Olivier Messaien and Gustav Mahler, a combination of composers I cannot recall appearing together on a previous SummerFest program, Both the musical progression and the spiritual journey proved unusually compelling.
Sunday afternoon, SummerFest Music Director Inon Barnatan matched Claude Debussy’s “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun” and Sergei Rachmaninoff’s virtuoso, arch-Romantic Sonata in G Minor for Piano and Cello, Op. 19, with George Crumb’s rarely performed 1971 “Vox Balaenae” (“Voice of the Whale”) for amplified flute, cello and piano, and Maurice Ravel’s “Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé.”
San Diego’s Opera NEO opened its 2019 summer festival slate of operas on Friday, August 3, with a commanding production of Rossini’s La Cenerentola in the Four Flowers Theater at La Jolla Country Day School.
“I believe” some may find “The Book of Mormon” too irreverent. But remember the heartwarming characters and message. F-bombs and C-word are excessive, still, it remains one of the funniest musicals, and the ending is romantically hopeful.